Barricaded and Unbarricaded Blast Measurements
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX DEPT OF MECHANICAL SCIENCES
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The objectives of this program were to conduct scaled experiments to measure air blast parameters from barricaded and unbarricaded high explosive charges, and to compare the results of those experiments with the Research Triangle Institutes analytical program presently being developed. Blast parameter measurements were made for the free field no barricade present, near field barricade located near the explosive charge, and the far field barricade located a considerable distance away from the explosive charge cases. The experiments utilized 1-lb and 64-lb spherical Pentolite charges, and single revetted and mound barricade configurations. The effects of the barricades on the blast parameters peak pressures, scaled impulses, scaled time of arrivals, and shock overpressure duration were investigated and compared with the blast parameters for the unbarricaded condition.
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